Red Rock Pictures

March 9, 2009

Sorry for the delay, here are the pictures from the climbing trip.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=60488&id=511373813&l=7870c

Advertisements

Red Rock Canyon, NV

February 8, 2009

First off, I’d just like to say thank you to the league of loyal fans and readers that check my blog everyday for updates; I now reward your persistence.

Today I will be driving to Red Rock Canyon, Nevada (which is just outside of Las Vegas.  My good buddy Jameson will be driving with me, mostly to keep me awake.  This is a RCKCLMBNG trip!  (I told you I could speak L33t, Luke)  We will be picking up Jameson’s Brother Joe and Joe’s Wife Heidi at the Las Vegas airport as they are flying from their home in Canada.  (the land of All Sport, and pre bagged milk [pretty sure it comes out of the cow like that])

We will be partaking in bouldering (without the boom-cam) sport climbing, and possibly a day consisting of a multi-pitch sport climb.

Unfortunately, Joe currently has the flu [bleh] and Heidi has a moderate tear of her MCL.  Soooooo… they may jusy be belaying us the whole time.  I feel really sorry for the two of them, I’m sure they want nothing more than to be able to at least enjoy the experience of being outdoors, hopefully they’ll be able to.

So, I leave today and I return on Thurs. the 12th.

Pics and video to follow my return.

I’m gonna go watch gatorade commercials to get pumped up now.

I’m back, sorta!

May 8, 2008

It’s been a while.

I need to change the name of my blog.

This band, One Republic. Really good music. Luke, I think you’d like them, sorta goat voicey and wickam-ish. (at times)

And the lead singer looks like Jameson, a LOT.

Okay, see you again in 6 months. (or so they thought)

The lead singer also looks a LOT like Jameson.

Do ya feel lucky, punk?

December 27, 2007

This morning my dad and I went to The Range. I’ve never fired a gun before, but my dad has and he’s knowledgeable. It was a lot different than I had expected it to be. Even with the ear protection, it was incredibly loud. Nothing like you see in the movies or on TV. The weapons of choice for us were a .22 bolt action rifle and a .38 Special (Smith and Wesson). I set up the target paper and started off with the rifle at about 50ft. This caliber was .22 short and felt like firing a BB gun. The bolt-action mechanism was fun to operate and it held about 20 shots. The revolver was NUTS. It seems like “small” gun but it packed a massive punch. We used .38 practice slugs and also hollow points. The hollow points we had were actually the kind used by law enforcement and are packed with extra grains of powder. (there was about a foot long flame out of the front of the gun when I used these rounds) I was also amazed at how inaccurate I was. Okay, Donald is here so I’m off to REI to buy climbing gear.

dad-hand-gun.jpg

tyler-hand-gun.jpgbullets.jpg

After stomping on my current pair of climbing shoes for about 5 months now, I’m starting to get a small hole on the left shoe near the big toe. (I’m told this should “blow-out” in the next few weeks) Because of the overall wear and because the shoe stretched slightly, making it less snug than it used to be, I’m in the market for new bouldering specific shoes.

Crash course in bouldering shoes: They fit very tight and should be on the verge of uncomfortable. An asymmetrical and down-turned toe is used to center your weight/power on your big toe so you can stick to the smallest of jibs.

I’ve narrowed down my search to 4 shoes. (in no particular order)

The FiveTen – Anasazi Verde

Additional info can be found at http://www.fiveten.com/

The FiveTen – Dragon

Additional info can be found at http://www.fiveten.com/

The Evolv – Talon

And lastly, The BufoV-Machine

I would appreciate all of your expert opinions!

Help me decide in Decision 2007!

Our Neighbors to The North

December 11, 2007

As I was flipping channels the other night at about 11:30, I came across a movie named “Bowling for Columbine”. The documentary, created by the infamous Michael Moore, looked into the issue of guns, and the crime related to them. It was interesting to hear a side to something that I don’t usually think about. (of course the film is in itself propaganda, but I tried to take the information for what it was worth) A statistic that stuck out to me was that there had been (when the movie was made) about 1 firearm related homicide in Canada in the past 3-4 years. And (if I remember correctly) there were about 11,000 firearm related homicides in the U.S. Why do people hate each other so much? I mean, honestly what is the problem? What the hell is wrong with these people?! Give me a break.

V0

November 29, 2007

The beginning.

The gripping and provocative epic of an average jr. college student.

“A gripping and, well, provocative epic.”

-Roger Ebert

“A timeless tale of the trials and tribulations faced by the everyday man.”

-Billy Graham

“One of my best friends.”

-Chris Sharma